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MATH 508 - History of Mathematics

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MAT in Mathematics program or consent of instructor
A historical development of mathematics from ancient time to the Middle Ages (c. 3500 B.C. to c. 1400 A.D.). Some of the topics covered include Egyptian, Babylonian and Mayan Numeration Systems; Greek mathematics, including the Pythagorean, Platonic and Alexandrian schools; Asian contributions and the Arabic Hegemony; and principal mathematicians of the European Middle Ages, including Alcuin, Fibonacci and Oresme. Students will be required to complete two projects that will culminate in formal presentations.